John McCain, speaking to bloggers in a conference call, said that Rudy Giuliani’s statement that he wasn’t sure whether waterboarding was torture revealed a lack of experience.
Asked by Townhall’s Matt Lewis about Giulaini’s comments on waterboarding, McCain likened them to Mitt Romney’s statement that he’d have to consult lawyers to figure out what to so about Iran.
“My friend Rudy should know what waterboarding is, and should know whether it is torture or not,” McCain said.
Those with military experience understand that torture is a “notoriously unreliable” way obtain information, McCain said, because if you inflict enough pain on somebody, that person will tell you what you want to hear.
A full transcript of Giuliani’s remarks on torture can be found here.